8 Strategies for Being a Better Advocate for Yourself

BY PIPER KLEMM My computer has over a hundred tabs open, but so does my mind. It seems like technology controls my life. My brain and I crave it. Crave television, Facebook, mindless scrolling through...

Cowboy Versus the Canadian Air Force

BY SIOBHAN SEARLE A lazy horse who would much rather be eating grain barely survives an attack from the least likely of sources.  I had just finished my grain and was about to sneak off to...

Making ‘Strides’ Toward a More Technological Equestrian Community: STRIDER

Technology does have a place in the equestrian industry, and Strider has set out to bring the industry forward—in a user friendly manner.

History, Heroines & Saving Species: Horseback Vacations That Take the High Road

BY L.A. SAKOLOWSKI Bucket lists are out and life lists are in, according to experts with a finger on the pulse of a reawakening travel industry. Elizabeth Blount McCormick, president of the international travel management...

Sales Paddock: Trotting Horse Sales Into the 21st Century

Above: Alison Koenig (3rd from left), Sales Paddock CEO with clients at Quarter Horse Congress. By Lauren Mauldin Sales Paddock is an equine marketing tool that is as mobile as you are. With the ability to check...

Stop the Sneeze With Springtime Supplements

As the weather warms up, many people start looking forward to spring. For allergy sufferers, though, it can signal a time of coughing, sneezing and just plain not feeling well. Some even deal with...

Springtime Supplements Can Help Protect Your Horse’s Skin This Winter!

The beginning of the year can bring the coldest months, and with that chill often comes either dampness and mud, or dry, moisture-sucking air. Both can be damaging to the skin for horses, especially...

Why Groundwork Is So Important

By Equo The Spanish Riding School in Vienna Austria is considered by most to be the finest school of riding and horsemanship in the world. To become a member, learn classical dressage and master the...

Who Says You Can’t Get Married at the Barn?

BY LISA MAE DEMASI On Thanksgiving weekend I sat atop Shadow, one of the two lesson horses I ride, just outside the indoor, wallowing in the delight of being at the barn as I chatted...

DEI Community Conversations: US Equestrian Begins New Initiative with Four-Person Educational Panel

February is Black History Month, making for a particularly relevant debut for DEI Community Conversations, part of US Equestrian's Diversity Equity and Inclusion action plan announced last year. US Equestrian began DEI Community Conversations in...

Women in the Pet Industry Recognizes Mona Straub of Just Fur Fun as Finalist...

PRESS RELEASE BOCA RATON, FL – If you know Mona Straub and her company Just Fur Fun, then it will come as no surprise that she has been nominated for the second year in a...

Reduce Your Risk of Injury and Improve Your Recovery Rate

BY CHUKKA WELLNESS Regardless of what discipline you are in, it is essential to maximize recovery in-between competitions and events to regain mental focus and revive the body. Many equestrians forget that to enhance the...

Let Springtime Supplements Help Keep the Bugs Off!

There are many perks to spring. The weather warms up, the fields start to turn green and foals appear in pastures. One of the few downsides, however, are the bugs that return to harass...

Tips to Host the Perfect Kentucky Derby Party

BY JULIE UNGER Plaid Horse readers share a few traits: the love for horses, the love of style and knowing how to work hard and play hard. Hosting a Kentucky Derby watch party is one of those times where...

Purina® RepleniMash™: Much More Than Mash

Purina® RepleniMash™ product isn’t just a treat. It is a palatable, nutritionally balanced mash that nourishes your horse and their digestive system. Horse owners have fed mashes for ages, but a traditional bran mash may...

The Answer to Your Undergarment Needs: Eques Pante

By Tyler Bui Jessica Andrews decided to take matters into her own hands after years of struggling with athletic undergarments. In 2021, she established Eques Pante, offering equestrian performance underwear. Complete with revolutionary materials, cut,...

How Can Riders Prepare to Feel Their Best on Show Days?

ShowMD’s Dr. Barb Blasko provides her top tips. As equestrians, we are often guilty of taking better care of our horses than ourselves. But focusing on your own optimal performance conditions will only improve your...

The Save America’s Forgotten Equines Act

Thousands of Equines are Sent Abroad to Slaughter—the Senate Must Vote to Pass a Bill to Save Them By Margie Sloan Death is inevitable for our horses. How they die is a decision we are often privileged...

If You Had One Magical Day to Spend with Horses, What Would You Do?

And money is no object! Heather Harelik Tseng posed this great question in The Plaid Horse Adult Amateur Lounge on Facebook and we loved daydreaming along with you. Here are some of our favorite...

Whitethorne LLC: How This Women-Led Business Is Creating Opportunities for Others   

By Tyler Bui In this sport, education and opportunity are invaluable—and Whitethorne LLC strives to contribute their share of each for the industry.  Led by Georgy Maskrey-Segesman, Whitethorne LLC develops top Grand Prix and jumper mounts,...

Where will you ride this summer?

Expand Your Equestrian Education & Experience New Cultures in Argentina or Mongolia Do you need a break from horse showing? Consider going to Argentina or Mongolia! If you are high school age, the perfect summer...

Yoga for Every Equestrian

Horses are incredibly intuitive animals. It is one of my favorite things about them. They sense your energy the second you walk into their space. I will never get over the fact that these...